Meloni’s Backstabbing Coalition Brings the Drama Back to Italy’s Politics

Meloni’s Backstabbing Coalition Brings the Drama Back to Italy’s Politics
Italian Premier Giorgia Meloni attends a debate at the Senate ahead of a confidence vote for her new government, in Rome, Italy, Oct. 26, 2022 (AP photo by Andrew Medichini).

Giorgia Meloni became Italy’s new prime minister and the first woman to hold the position on Friday, ushering in a new era in which she will be the conductor of Italian politics’ cacophonous chorus. The drama already promises to be intense, even as the country braces itself for ferocious economic headwinds.

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